Spring is the time to welcome fresh air and sunshine into your Delano or Elk River home. Even those who keep a clean home should know that the average six-room house collects around 40 pounds of dust, dirt, and allergens in its ductwork each year. Springtime is the ideal time to eliminate that massive amount of dirt contaminating the air you breathe. The team at Blue Ox is here to professionally clean the ductwork in your home and install new air filters to start your spring off with a dust-free home. This is also an ideal time to schedule an AC tune-up for the same visit to ensure that your summer is cool and comfortable.


It is nearly impossible to believe that the air inside your home is more contaminated than the outside air. However, little fresh air has been introduced indoors during the long, cold winter. So all the dust, pet danger, and other particles are still floating around or have settled into your home’s ductwork. If you find it necessary to dust and clean more frequently, have more issues with a scratchy throat and itchy eyes, or are not sleeping as well as in the past, the problem could be the dirt in your home’s ductwork.


The health factors attributed to duct cleaning are easy to understand. Breathing clean air is good for your entire body. And it will even benefit your pets who have been coughing, sneezing, or itching more frequently. But what you might not have considered is that duct cleaning will extend the life of your HVAC equipment and decrease the operating cost. All that dust and filth on the ducts is also finding its way into your furnace and air conditioner and making them work harder than necessary. Much like replacing a dirty air filter, duct cleaning increases the airflow throughout your HVAC system and reduces the energy needed to move that air. So it saves you money on power and adds to the length of service of your costly HVAC equipment.


Unfortunately, many people are misinformed about the job of HVAC filters. These devices are not meant to create clean air for humans. Instead, they are designed to protect the intricate components inside HVAC equipment from harmful dust and dirt. The cleaner air you are enjoying is just a happy bonus bi-product. However, there is a potential downside as well.

When an air filter is not replaced often enough, it becomes covered in dust and dirt, making it harder for the HVAC system to move air through the filter. This adds to the blower’s workload and increases your energy cost. And over a long period, the added work will cause the unit to wear out prematurely. So it is vital to inspect the HVAC filter each month and replace it as needed.

Call 952-208-4570 to schedule a professional duct cleaning with the Blue Ox Heating And Air team and learn more about regular maintenance with our Legendary Care Club.